Thirteen new positive cases reported in Douglas County
Written by Patrick Schneider on March 9, 2021
Douglas County, Ore. – Douglas County health officials report, as of 12:00 pm, Tuesday, March 9, 2021, there are thirteen people with new positive test results to report since Monday’s noon case update.
The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 2,649. Currently, there are fifteen Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, ten locally and five out-of-the-area.
Currently, DPHN is supporting 187 cases in isolation, as well as another 362 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases. At the moment, there are 549 total contacts and cases in isolation or quarantine.
Earlier this week, the county announced it’s planning a mass vaccination event. Douglas County and DPHN are working with local health care partners to organize a mass drive-through COVID-19 vaccination event in Douglas County for Saturday, March 13, 2021. The event will be at the Douglas County Fairgrounds, and will be for eligible residents ages 65 and older, by appointment only.
The details of the event are still in the planning stage, including how eligible residents can sign up. The county plans to utilize both the Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccines. Eligible residents will be able to go online or call for an appointment starting on Wednesday, March 10, 2021, after the county releases a portal for eligible resident to signup.